The Collegian

From the inside: ‘I survived a State-a-Thon’

Noah Brown

March 27, 2012


Filed under Lifestyles

It was about five months ago when the ever-bubbly Maggie Aldrich, UPC State-a-Thon coordinator, approached, or rather attacked, me about being involved in a 12-hour dance marathon to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. I was caught way off guard, how could she be so excited about something ...

CMN makes world of different for miracle child

catherine.hill

March 27, 2012


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Miracles can come in different forms, sizes and locations. Charlee Peskey came at 1 pound, 6.5 ounces and 12.75 inches long. Peskey was born at 24 weeks. The average gestation period is 40 weeks. “She was able to wear our wedding bands as bracelets and I wear a size 6,” said Melissa Peskey, Charlee’...

Breaking records, making miracles

catherine.hill

March 27, 2012


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State-A-Thon has raised over $250,000 in its 11 years at SDSU. This year, however, shattered records. The event was stuck in a $37,000 rut and couldn’t exceed that amount in the last few years. Through rigorous fundraising with events such as the Qdoba Burrito Mile, a bake sale and dodge ball events, $7...

Spruce up Spring

catherine.hill

March 20, 2012


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  Spring seemed to arrive early this year with the abundance of warm weather, but many are still feeling the lingering effects of winter — try some gardening tips to pep up your slump. It has been scientifically proven that indoor plants have numerous health benefits. • Plants can improve mental health...

New season, new changes

Vanessa Montalvo

March 20, 2012


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  Spring is here and it is time to snap out of that winter funk you may have caught the last couple months. School is nearing its end and the sun is shining, so what better time to make a few lifestyle changes for the best? Here are some easy tips to help you this spring! Get outside- Scientific evidence...

Making an IMPACT: Dance show allows creative outlet for students

catherine.hill

March 13, 2012


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  Beats are flying, feet are moving and music is blaring. Sounds like any good club scene, right? Wrong. This is IMPACT. In its third year, the dance showcase, put on by the SDSU Dance Club, has gained a great amount of momentum in a short amount of time. 14 acts ranging from contemporary to hip-hop to j...

From Zzzz’s to A’s

catherine.hill

March 13, 2012


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Whether it be in class, or in replacement of, naps are something students crave and regret skipping in their younger years. Students can now rejoice every March 14. Not only is it Pi Day (for all you math nerds), but it is National Nap Day. Why is napping important?  • It increases alertness. A NAS...

Duel hits right note for students

catherine.hill

February 28, 2012


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With over 40 years of combined experience and an arsenal of songs at their side, the battle began between the two dueling pianists on the Market stage on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Nick “Beefcake” and David “Andrue” busted out in popular songs such as “I’m Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO and “Any Way You Want It...

Students showcase the many cultures of one continent

Emma Dejong

February 28, 2012


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Elizabet Woche was 12 years old when she mastered the dance. And so were all the other sixth graders in Kenya. “People find [my dancing] fascinating and exciting,” she said. “And I’m just like, ‘This is something everybody did,’ so it’s not that exciting.” Woche, a freshman biology and...

So, how old are you really?

Hannah Baker

February 28, 2012


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Marjoanne Thompson graduated high school, attained a master’s degree from SDSU, got married and had children all before the age of seven. Well, technically she is 28 years old, but Thompson, now an academic advisor at SDSU, is a “leapling.”She was born on Feb. 29, Leap Day, so according to the...

The music to my ears

catherine.hill

February 28, 2012


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While February is already gone, I’m still letting all the music of 2011 sink in. While I’m on this trip, I thought I’d talk about my top 5 albums of 2011. My taste varies from hardcore to pop-punk to country, but my top albums mostly settled in the pop-punk range. This compilation is in no signifi...

Soles for souls

catherine.hill

February 28, 2012


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“It made me want to go there and give out shoes,” said Catherine Creech, a sophomore pharmacy major. Creech was one of the 72 people who bought shoes for the second annual TOMS Shoes’ “Style Your Sole” event on Feb. 23. She and over 50 other attendees gathered in Jack’s Place for a documen...